This week, we have another special show from Perth in Western Australia. Chris Smith and Victoria Gill go in search of dolphins, find out how DNA sequencing technology has allowed us to find out what was on Australia's first barbecue, and give a science lesson to children in the outback. In the news, how glucose affects our willpower, why the Antarctic oceans are so different from the rest of the world, and the batteries that store power from renewable energy farms.
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Does a quick sugary treat help us to stick with difficult tasks?
Why are the waters of the Antarctic so different from the rest of the world?
Could trains be built to travel as fast as jet liners?
Renewable energy farms can only produce power when the sun shines or the wind blows, but new cheaper batteries allow them to store energy.
Can we predict where to focus water checks for the 140 million people affected by arsenic contaminated water supplies?
Scientists have found a model for Schizophrenia in
macaques, which may lead to better understanding of,
and treatment for, the illness.
Victoria finds out how scientists study the dolphins in Perth River, to better understand their lifestyles.
DNA technology can be used for a huge variety of applications - from keeping birds away from airports to analyzing ancient caves.
Chris and Victoria visited the Australian Schools for Isolated and Distance Education, to find out about how children receive remote lessons
We were wondering why a glass of fizzy drink bubbles over when icecubes
are dropped into it? We've found a few different answers on the
internet, but we only trust the Naked Scientists to give us the right one!
Bella and Meg